Six Cougars Named 2017 Midwest League All-Stars

Duplantier named Minor League Player of the Month and D-backs Pitcher of the Month

Pitcher Jon Duplantier was one of six Cougars named to the 2017 Midwest League All-Star Game. Earlier in the week it was announced that he was also named the Arizona Diamondbacks Minor League Pitcher of the Month and the Minor League Baseball Player of the Month for the Midwest League (Donnell Collins - Kane County Cougars)

By Jacquie Boatman / Kane County Cougars | June 7, 2017 5:36 PM ET

GENEVA, Ill. - The Midwest League has announced the rosters for the 2017 Midwest League All-Star Game, which will be held on Tuesday, June 20 in Midland, Mich. at 7:05 p.m. Six Cougars players have been selected to represent the Western Division: outfielders Marcus Wilson and Anfernee Grier as well as pitchers Jon Duplantier, Sam McWilliams, Tommy Eveld and Tyler Mark. Wilson was selected as a starting outfielder for the Western Division. 

In addition to his All-Star nod, Duplantier earned both Arizona Diamondbacks Minor League Pitcher of the Month as well as Minor League Baseball Player of the Month for the Midwest League. He was dominant throughout the month of May, going 4-0 with a 0.79 ERA in six starts. Duplantier allowed just one unearned run over his last five starts, scattering 17 hits over 34 innings of work. He held his opponents to a .149 batting average and his 34 strikeouts were third-best in the league.

Wilson, who was named the D-backs Minor League player of the Month for April, currently leads the Cougars in batting average (.308), runs (31), home runs (7) and RBI (30). Grier sits second overall on the team with a .284 batting average and 28 runs while leading the Cougars with 13 stolen bases.

Eveld leads the league with 12 saves while McWilliams sits first overall for the Cougars with seven wins, third in strikeouts (44) and a 2.61 ERA with a WHIP of 0.95. Mark has posted a record of 3-1 thus far including three saves and a 0.94 WHIP.

Click here to view the MID West Division All-Star roster. 

Click here to view the MID East Division All-Star roster. 

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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